It was a long journey finishing this video for Peelander-Z, and it was a true labor of love. I couldn’t have done it without the help of my talented animator friends and also the help of my editor (Sam Goetz), my VFX lead (Garrett Ilardi) and film crew who all donated their time for the effort. I paid them in fried chicken and booze and it turned out very nicely. We shot the video in August in about 3 simple hours, but then rotoscoping the band out from the background took months to complete. I can’t believe it’s finally done, but I’m very happy with how it came out!
You can view the video by pressing play on the top of this posting, or you can share it on YouTube here and tell us what you think about it!
In other big news, I bought myself an Aaton Super16mm Camera Package! It’s pretty much the sweetest thing ever, and details on the package can be found here.
With that camera, I recently shot and co-directed a music video for Zap Mama and G-Love! I am very excited for it because it’s gonna look pretty sweet. Super16mm is my favorite format ever, and now that I have the camera, I’m hoping more people will tap me to work with that camera despite the whole HD craze (though I work with HD pretty much every day).
I am shooting an interesting documentary in Super16mm with my friend RJ Glass next year in my hometown of San Francisco, and I can’t wait to be there again to begin production.
2009 has been an interesting year, to say the least. It was a transitional year and I was hoping for lots of good things with Obama in office (such as health care, etc.) but despite those things still being in progress, I’m thankful for the fun projects that came my way and also the fun times that were had. It wasn’t so bad after all.